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Scholarship Thank You Letter Guide

The Importance Of Thanking Your Donor

Scholarship donors are generous and caring people who unselfishly give to support the educational endeavors of students like you. They typically ask for nothing in return, but receiving a well written thank you letter from a student is always special and lets the donor know that his or her scholarship was greatly appreciated. Your letter reminds them why they gave in the first place and often help secure continuing gifts for future students.

Writing A Well-Written Letter

Make sure the letter is free of both grammatical and spelling errors. You are an important part of the Eastern Michigan University Family, and the literacy demonstrated in your letter is a reflection on all of us.

Thank You Letter Tips:

  • Write clearly and concisely.
  • Double-check for typos and grammatical errors.
  • Express enthusiasm.
  • Be sincere.
  • Send it typewritten
  • Use quality paper.

You were awarded a scholarship because your personal qualities and academic abilities stood above all other applicants. Sending a typed thank you letter confirms that this scholarship was important enough to you to take the time to present yourself in a professional manner. The sample letters (provided below) are to help you compose your own thank you letter in a professional format.